The French Worsted Company: will be at the SBCS Auction

Back in 2002, the Souvenir Building Collector, Journal of the Souvenir Building Collectors Society, published a part travelogue, part historical, and part descriptive article by Bill Trainer on The French Worsted Company, Woonsocket, RI.  A miniature replica of this company’s buildings and campus is sought after by souvenir building collectors.  In just a few days one of these replicas, from the Bob Kneisel collection, will be auctioned off at the SBCS 2018 Convention in Worcester, MA.

Here is the beginning of the article.

French Worsted

To read the whole article and peruse a copy of Volume 9, No. 4, Winter 2002 journal, click here.

Full copies (24 years) of the Journal of the Souvenir Building Collectors are digitally available to members of SBCS.  Join today.

There is still time to register for and attend the July 13 – 15 Convention in Worcester, MA. To visit the registration page click here. 

Remembering Christmases Past

SBCS 2016 Holiday Card reminder to renew your membership.

SBCS 2016 Holiday Card reminder to renew your membership. Courtesy of Carolyn Curtis, Membership Chairman.

In past Holiday Seasons, before so many gift selections went online, we all got lots of gift catalogs. The bounty of items found in those catalogs was detailed by Dixie Trainer, the first editor of SOUVENIR BUILDING COLLECTOR, in the 2003 Winter Issue. She recommended checking out AND even saving for later perusal catalogs that held pictures of a variety of small and unique buildings. To quote Dixie, “…. souvenir buildings light up, scale down, serve drinks, lie on the floor, play music, organize your books and challenge the mind.” Click here to be taken to the full article from 2003. And enjoy a trip to Christmas Past.

Time is Passing Fast – SBCS Convention Hotel Discount Ends Sept. 30!

Hotel Room Discount ends on September 30. Rate goes up significantly. Good idea to make your reservations now.

Convention Late Fee is $20 for 2014 SBCS Convention registrations received after October 1st. Since registration (as of now) is by snail mail, it is time to get moving.

Click here for Registration Form and link to Millennium Maxwell House Hotel.

A quick review of the SBCS 2014 Convention Highlights:

Friday, Oct 24: Registration, Downtown Walking Tour, Meet & Greet with host and lots of Show & Tell.

A 1930s view from the State Capitol.  SBCS Walking Tour will cover this area.

A 1930s view from the State Capitol. SBCS Walking Tour will cover this area.

Saturday, Oct 25: Annual Business Meeting, The Swap Meet, afternoon Driving Tour, Dinner and featured raffle and auction.
Sunday, Oct 26: Foot-Loose and Fancy Free. Options include sight-seeing, flea market, antique shops.

 

1939 Postcard of Maxwell House, Nashville, TN.  Burned down in 1961.  Teddy Roosevelt is credited with coining the phrase, "Good to the last drop" while having coffee at the Maxwell House Hotel.

1939 Postcard of Maxwell House, Nashville, TN. Burned down in 1961. Teddy Roosevelt is credited with coining the phrase, “Good to the last drop” while having coffee at the Maxwell House Hotel.